How to make awesome hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel
I love hard boiled eggs but I hate peeling them!
I would finally get them out of the pot, all I want to do is eat them, but then I’d be hunched over a trash can for 20 minutes peeling and flaking off the shells.
And I HATE when the egg white breaks off while I’m peeling! All that work for nothing! Hard boiled eggs are way more fun to eat when they are perfectly intact!
After researching and experimenting, I finally came up with the best way to cook hard boiled eggs and easily peel them to keep them awesomely intact.
Here’s what you’ll need:
– 1 large pot with lid
– Olive oil
– Kosher salt
1. Place a flat layer of eggs inside the pot – as many as you can put in there, making sure there’s a little bit of space in between each, and don’t stack them.
2. Fill the pot with water – just enough to fully submerge the eggs by a few inches. Don’t under-fill the water – a little more water is always better.
3. Sprinkle a teaspoon of kosher salt in the water.
4. Turn your burner on High and bring the water to a heavy rolling boil.
5. Once boiling, remove the pot from the heat, put a lid on it, and let it sit for 16-20 minutes for well-cooked eggs. That’s the way I like them. Under-cooked hard boiled eggs are just weird to me.
6. Stick the pot in your sink and run cold water over it until the water inside the pot has cooled down to the touch. Pour half the water out and add a generous helping of ice. Give the eggs a 5-10 minute ice bath.
7. Pour all of the water out of the pot. Leave the eggs inside the pot.
8. Sprinkle just a teaspoon of olive oil over the eggs.
9. Stick the lid back on the pot. And here’s the big secret – shake the pot rigorously!
10. Now your eggs are ready to go and easy to peel! It’s like magic! If you shook the pot hard enough, the egg shells should easily peel off. I like to run a little water over each egg after peeling, to rinse off any shell remnants.
And there you have it! Gorgeous hard boiled eggs, perfectly intact, ready for you to eat and enjoy!
by Jeremy Howard – “JERHOW”
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